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#117254 - 12/26/03 08:30 PM Re: too much eggnog...
Faldage Offline
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"p" and "m" ain't that close on the keyboard

I often find myself having typed a wrong word when the first several letters are the first few letters of a more common word. I will have typed in the more common word. Example: that for than (or is it than for that?).


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#117255 - 12/26/03 09:27 PM Re: too much eggnog...
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from and form are my particular danger point.

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#117256 - 12/28/03 03:00 PM many typos aren't straightforward or even rational
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-tion for -the, and vice versa, slip past my censors.

Did you know typists type faster than they read? If you make a typist type word for word, by presenting the text one word at a time, the output slows drastically. There seems to be a significant "look-ahead buffer" that is essential for maximal efficiency.

A little like reading itself, I suspect: phrase-by-phrase is much faster than word-by-word. (Don't even _think_ of letter-by-letter.)



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#117257 - 12/28/03 04:49 PM Re: many typos aren't straightforward or even rational
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My all-time favorite, and I have no idea why I do it, is dictionalry for dictionary.


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#117258 - 12/28/03 05:10 PM Re: many typos aren't straightforward or even rati
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myslef for myself... or proababaly...

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#117259 - 12/28/03 06:26 PM Re: many typos aren't straightforward or even rati
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vocabularly for vocabulary


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#117260 - 12/29/03 03:53 PM typos are subtler than that
wofahulicodoc Offline
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...and it's even gotten to the point where Microsoft Word will automatically correct "teh" into "the" unless you insist that it not. It also takes two capitals at the beginning of a sentence and turns them into one, thus changing EDitor ==> Editor


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#117261 - 12/29/03 05:00 PM Re: typos are subtler than that
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One of the things about Word97 was that I would accidentally touch a key that turned on a goodam macro I didn't want, and couldn't get out of, except by shutting off computer and starting over. I never got up the energy to RTFM suffiently to learn about macros I didn't even want to use.


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#117262 - 12/29/03 05:30 PM Re: hotdamn
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goodam

one of my favorites, so far!

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#117263 - 12/29/03 11:39 PM Re: too much eggnog...
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'p' your little finger goes up,
Fald!! Take note...Bingley uses his right little too. HA!
......I fear, as the year ends, I am rapidly regressing into childhood. Endless rounds of the good stuff is making my brain soft. sheepish

Can't think of any typos now that I am super conscious of my typing effort, but all the ones that you mention and many more are very familiar!


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